The full back will regain his ownership in place of Fabrizio Angileri against San Pablo. In addition, the club will request a bank loan to meet obligations with the campus, the works in the Monumental and debts with other clubs for unpaid passes
Milton Casco, the left side of River who suffered the Covid-19, he joined the training of the “millionaire” squad this Thursday in the Ezeiza property, after being isolated for 13 days with his family due to the asymptomatic contagion of the coronavirus on Friday, September 11. The 32-year-old defender went through isolation without symptoms and in the last hours they carried out all the necessary medical studies. Admore than giving negative on the swab, CAsco did not suffer any type of heart or lung complication as a result of the contagion.
Casco will thus have 6 training sessions to recover lost ground and put himself in a position to be taken into account by coach Marcelo Gallardo for the match against San Pablo, next Wednesday at 9:30 p.m., for the 5th. date of Group D of the Copa Libertadores, where River will seek its classification to the round of 16 of the highest South American tournament.
If no problem occurs, Casco will return to his usual place in the starting team, replacing Fabrizio Angileri, who had two correct performances, both in Brazil and in Lima, when he had to replace the Entrepreneur side. As for the rest of the team, DT’s idea is to maintain the 4-3-3 system and repeat the same surnames for a duel that will be a carnation for the future of River.
With 7 points as a result of two wins, a draw and a loss, the Millionaire occupies the second place in Group D, two behind the leader Liga de Quito. In third place is San Pablo with four and last is Binacional, with three. To qualify for the round of 16, the great advantage of Gallardo’s team is the goal difference achieved so far: he has +11, with the 16 goals in favor he managed to be the highest scorer of the tournament, while the Ecuadorians have +3 and the Brazilians are at zero. Until Bear Lucas Pratto scored with a double against Binacional in 6-0 achieved this Tuesday in Lima.
The game against San Pablo will be the first to be held at the Independiente stadium, in Avellaneda, since the Monumental is disabled by the works that are being carried out on its playing field and on the athletics track (which has already been withdrawn). Later, River will also host Liga de Quito at Libertadores de América, in the last game of the group.
For the match against the Brazilians, Gallardo will be able to count on 28 of the 29 footballers registered on the Cup list, as the youthful Benjamin Rollheiser continues to work in the final stretch of his recovery after suffering a torn cruciate ligament in his knee left in mid-February.
This Monday, finally, the Rio Negro goalkeeper Ezequiel Centurión was able to rejoin and was part of the test that took place in Ezeiza. In any case, Centurión is not on River’s bona fide roster for the Copa Libertadores and the fourth goalkeeper is the boy Franco Petroli. Centurión was unemployed for more than a month, resting on medical advice, after – through different studies – an inflammation in the myocardium that had already been overcome was detected.
On the other hand, the River Board of Directors will meet this afternoon to approve the request for a loan of 500 million pesos that the club needs to meet various obligations over the next few months. The agreement states that that money will be canceled during the next year.
In Núñez’s club they know that in October the salary ceiling agreed with the footballers ends and they must catch up with the bonuses and prizes. TOothers, with the debts that River has with other institutions and the payment for the reforms that are being made in the Monumental. The big drawback is that the money from the sale of Juan Fernando Quintero it has not yet entered the treasury of the institution.
The approximately 10 million dollars for the Colombian would be used, in part, for the cancellation of this bank loan. River’s proposal will be to do it in three installments and start paying only next year: the first in March, another in June and finally in September.